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Mitchell man found guilty of entering or refusing to leave school board meeting

MITCHELL, S.D.(KMIT)- A Mitchell man who did not comply with a mask mandate at a Mitchell School Board meeting in September 2020 and refused to leave when asked to do so was found guilty of entering or refusing to leave a property after notice. 41-year old Reed Bender was ordered to pay a $400 fine and court costs of $78.50. Bender had gone through a three-day jury trial last year, which ended up in a hung jury. Davison County State’s Attorney Jim Miskimins was not seeking jail time for Bender in the second trial. His request for a second jury trial was denied, and his case was heard before Judge Kasey Sorenson.
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50th class reunion celebrated

The Carthage Class of 1972 celebrated their 50th class reunion on Sat., Aug. 6 at Carthage Strawbale Days. The class rode a float in the morning parade and spent the afternoon with friends and families, touring the area attractions. An evening meal was enjoyed at the Cabaret and then a gathering at the Carthage Community Hall, reminiscing and exchanging information. There were 20 members of the class; two are deceased, and three were unable to attend.
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Madison Girl’s Tennis This Weekend

The first match for Madison Girl’s tennis was this past Saturday in Spearfish, where they started out slow, but improved as they morning went on. The Madison girls won tie breaks in five matches to pull out a 5-4 team victory over Spearfish. They had one match with two set tie breaks, and four matches with third set super tie breaks.

Dakotafest connecting South Dakota agriculture

What do pigs, corn, grain, fruit, cotton, soybeans, chickens, beef cattle, dairy products, and trees all have in common? They come from farms and ranches. Without dedicated, hard-working farmers and ranchers, we wouldn’t have any of these things. Events like the upcoming Dakotafest strive to create connections between ag...

It was a perfect night for Smoke Out in the Park

Kingsbury Journal hosted the second annual Smoke Out in the Park in Lake Preston Thorsnes Park on Saturday night. What was looking like a rainy day turned out to be a perfect night to enjoy some BBQ ribs with people throughout the whole county and beyond coming to enjoy. A...

Here come the I/LP Sharks!

The Lake Preston Divers and the Iroquois Chiefs have together formed the Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks, beginning this upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Jordan Solberg, Lake Preston Principal and Athletic Director, answered some questions on how this new co-op will work. What sports are co-oped?. We have formed a cooperative in all...

Local middle school students attend Rushmore Music Camp

From July 31-August 5, middle school students from De Smet and Lake Preston attended the Rushmore Music Camp at Northern State University in Aberdeen. Rushmore Music Camp holds two sessions each year, one for grades 6-8, including incoming 6th graders and outgoing 8th graders, and one for high school students during the following week in Keystone. This was year 47 for the annual camp.

Legion recognizes Purple Heart recipients

To commemorate South Dakota’s Purple Heart Recognition Day, De Smet’s American Legion Post 138 hosted a ceremony in the theater of the De Smet Event and Wellness Center on Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. A good turnout of local residents came to pay their respects to those from our nation’s military who have earned this medal.

Back to School Plan approved for Madison Central School District

The Madison Central School Board approved the district’s Back to School Plan for the 2022-23 school year during its regular meeting on Monday. The Back to School Plan is a document that the district is required to have in place regarding its plans for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and is reviewed by a committee.
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Gevo To Start Building South Dakota SAF Plant in September

Boeing and Gevo customer Alaska Airlines have been flight testing SAF. [Courtesy: Boeing/Paul Weatherman]. Colorado-based Gevo (NASDAQ: GEVO) plans to break ground this September on a new facility in Lake Preston, South Dakota, that will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other low-carbon fuels. “It’s going to show the world...

Corn dries up as drought continues in Emery

EMERY, S.D. (KELO)– Dry. That’s how conditions are looking on many farms near Emery. While Sioux Falls experienced record breaking rainfall this past weekend, other areas weren’t so lucky. Dried up corn fields are not an uncommon sight as you drive west of Sioux Falls. For the...

State B Amateur Baseball Tourney Action from Tuesday, 8/9/22

MITCHELL, SD ( – Class B Tourney in Mitchell. A 5-run 6th inning put the Raptors on top 7-2, and they held on from there in an 8-6 win over Salem. D/E gave back four of those runs in the next inning, but they never let the Cubs score again & added an insurance run in the B8. The Raptors held a narrow 9-8 lead in hits, but had twice the errors (4-2). All five runs came w/ two-down for D/E in the 6th, courtesy of a double, three singles, and a walk. Phil Johnson threw 7inn for the win, allowing 6R (3ER) on 8H w/ 6K & 1BB before Jason Schmidt recorded the 2inn save w/ 4K. Johnson helped his own cause by going 3/4 w/ a double & 3RBI, and Schmidt wasn’t too shabby w/ a 1/2 day at the dish w/ a run & 2RBI. Salem’s Tyler Earls took the loss, giving up 4R (3ER) on 4H w/ 5K & 5BB. Kyle Tuschen led the Cubs’ offense, going 2/5 w/ 3RBI.

1922: Experimenting with winter wheat

A group of around 30 delegates from Argentina visited the Wienk Charolais Farm north of Lake Preston earlier in the week. The group was escorted by members of the SDSU faculty as they toured the family farm, asking questions to familiarize themselves with Charolais cattle and American cattle production. Danielle...
Madison Daily Leader

Good turnout at Madison community blood drive

Madison hosted the Community Blood Bank for South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa on Monday and Tuesday. Community members gathered in line outside the two buses to donate blood that could be the key to a stranger’s survival. The drive had 79 donors on Monday and 56 on Tuesday for...
Madison Daily Leader

Madison's BankWest grows as it approaches two years

The community of Madison boasts seven banks or credit unions within its borders. One of the newest in town is BankWest, located on the south side of Madison on the bypass. BankWest has had customers in the Madison area for well over 10 years, but it didn’t start operations here until 2019, when it established a lending office. On Aug. 24, 2020, the South Dakota Division of Banking director Bret Afdahl signed the Madison branch’s certificate of authority, allowing BankWest to operate as a full branch bank. After a few months of preparation, BankWest opened as a full service branch on Nov. 4, 2020.

Madison Central students will have free meals first two weeks of school

Students in the Madison Central School District will not have to pay for meals for the first couple of weeks of the new school year. Madison Central School Board members on Monday approved a recommendation from Business Manager Mitchell Brooks to provide free student meals from the first day of classes on August 23rd through September 2nd. Brooks said there are a couple of reasons he recommended the school board approve this.

Pochop creates lifelong memories through quilts

Oldham community members are gearing up for a Potato Day weekend Aug. 12–14. Various activities start on Friday including a bean bag tournament and karaoke. On Saturday at 1:30, there will be a parade, along with various activities in the park. The museum will also be open from 1-4 p.m. At 10:30 on Sunday, worship in the Park with Pastor Wanda Biel will be held. Bring a lawn chair.

Madison Central prepares for start of school year amid ongoing city street projects

Madison Central School District staff and teachers are getting ready for students to return for the 2022-23 school year. Superintendent Joel Jorgenson said that there is an Inservice for new teachers on Thursday, and Inservice for all teachers next Monday through Wednesday. Open houses for students will be held next Thursday and Friday, the 18th and 19th, before students return for the first day of classes on Tuesday, August 23rd.